This was my second time saying at Peponi and it was just as fabulous as I remembered. The Peponi Hotel is located in the Shela village of Lamu Island, off the Kenyan coast in the Indian Ocean. Family owned and operated, Peponi is a small, intimate place of beauty and luxury. It exists amid a UNESCO world heritage site that dates back to the 1500s, where there are no cars and transportation of every kind happens by boat or donkey. Despite these limitations, it is a place where your every need is catered to with grace and elegance and without shoes. The barman can pour you any cocktail (including an "old pal" which is the specialty of the house) while wearing a kikoy (the traditional swahili skirt worn by both men and women), the sashimi is fresh from the beach front. and the sounds of the ocean and the call to prayer mingle in the breeze. Carol and Andrew and their loyal staff, all with beautiful, smiling faces will lavish you with personal service to rival any Four Seasons. Sunset ride on a dhow with cocktails, no problem. Swahili dinner by moonlight, no problem. Spontaneous birthday celebration, no problem. And then there is Gumbo, the Peponi dog who doesn't miss a chance to swim with you in the pool or in the ocean. Peponi is a place like no other, located in between Shela Village and 6 miles of deserted beach, it hosts a most unique charm. It is truly is a secret haven at the end of the world. Can't wait to go back!
- Also Known As:
- Peponi Hotel Lamu